Casa Isleña was a great introduction to Puerto Rico.
Pros: the service! From the food service, wait staff, to the office staff -- everyone was kind, helpful, and made us feel so cared for and taken care of during our stay.
Next up would be the absolutely stunning beach. The hotel is situated on Sandy Beach, which is best known for its great surfing conditions. The beach is so naturally luscious and the sunrise and sunset, breathtaking!
The food! Every single dish we had here was delicious! Our favorite was the shrimp scampi pasta... which admittedly we had three times because it was just so good. Drinks are expensive, but boozy so worth the money!
Cons: I would not recommend this hotel to families with young children 1) because it is incredibly noisy. The walls are very thin and from the nightly music and daytime DJ-ing, you will not easily be able to nap or rest in the room during the day through early evening. 2) Sandy Beach is not swimmer friendly and there are no lifeguards. We witnessed several children and two adults almost drown on our first day there. Be careful!
The beds were very uncomfortable and the pillows lent no support which led to neck and back pain and a hard time sleeping through the night.
Depending on which room you get, it may be very updated or in need of some TLC. We stayed the majority of our stay in room 104 which was in the process of much-needed updating. However, our last evening we stayed in 101 which was beautifully accommodated.